To welcome spring and the arrival of Persian New Year (Nowruz) we're having a popup dinner on Saturday 7th of March.
Mandana Moghaddam invites you to a Spring Nowruz dinner celebrating the food of her Iranian culinary heritage. Bursting with Persian family recipes, rich conversation, and a warming inviting atmosphere in her own home.
A traditional Persian starter with fried aubergine, slow cooked in caramelised onions and garlic mixed with sour whey and garnished with golden caramelised onions, crispy garlic and fried dry mint
Bright pink strained yoghurt mixed with cooked beetroot, garnished with toasted cumin seeds and feta crumbles
Strained yoghurt mixed with spinach and garlic, garnished with toasted pine nuts and olive oil
Fresh herbs, radishes and Persian bread basket.
Reshteh Polo Ba Morgh
A traditional dish served the night before Nowruz. Slow cooked poussin served with fragrant saffron rice and toasted noodles. Topped with caramelised dates, golden sultanas, orange zest and blossom water
Mandana’s own recipe - homemade pickle with date molasses and fruits
Finely chopped cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, and dried mint in a vinaigrette dressing
Bastani Sonati with Faloudeh
Traditional saffron and rose water ice cream, rolled in pistachio and topped with frozen rice noodles. Garnished with sour cherry jam
Persian Brewed Chai
Served with a selection of small handmade traditional Nowruz sweets
We are really looking forward to Saturday. I can't remember if I told you that I am a vegetarian and don't eat meat so just sending you a note about that now. Hope its not too late. See you Saturday Maureen xxx